Monthly Archives: July 2011

Notes on walking the city of Oslo, part two

The news out of Norway has been so heartbreaking, it causes one to recall just how special the place is.  Below are some more notes from walking the city of Oslo in the summer of 2004.  In these, I walked … Continue reading

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Notes on walking the city of Oslo

Like many of my friends and colleagues, I have been following the immensely sad news coming out of Norway. I did my doctoral field research in Norway, and Oslo is my favorite city in the world. For those who have … Continue reading

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Happy 149th Birthday, Evelyn Briggs Baldwin

Evelyn Briggs Baldwin, who served as second-in-command of the 1898-1899 Wellman expedition to Franz Josef Land, and who led the Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Expedition in Franz Josef Land in 1901-1902, was born in Springfield, Missouri, on July 22, 149 years ago. … Continue reading

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The sculpture of the Sagas

The art and archaeology of exploration in the north is a fascinating subject to explore.  Here is a brief video from my trip last month to Iceland showing some of the sculptures of figures from the Vínland sagas.  They range … Continue reading

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